Registered Nurse Behavioral Pediatric Unit - AdventHealth Central Texas
Location Address: 2201 S Clear Creek Rd., Killeen, TX 76549
Top Reasons to Work at AdventHealth Central Texas, Killeen, TX
Our care for patients extends to the spiritual level by praying with patients and families and providing on call, 24 hours, 7 days a week Chaplains for spiritual support.
Award winning facility with opportunities to grow both professionally and personally working with great individuals, part of a bigger team that continues to build a world-class culture where you become family.
Extraordinary benefits to include tuition reimbursement and on-campus classes.
Cost of living is 20 percent lower than the national average
Largest school district in the area, with more than 50 elementary, middle, high school, and specialized campuses to choose from
Surrounded close to Ft. Hood, Copperas Cove, to Belton and Lampasas with plenty of restaurants, shopping and other family fun events.
Miles of scenic trails and parks available for recreational activity
You Will Be Responsible For:
Sets priorities for nursing actions based on individual patientâ™s needs and formulates plan of nursing care.
Responds calmly and appropriately to emergency situations
Communicates effectively with physician regarding patient needs
Attends to and carries out orders in a timely and safe manner
Patient Assessment Complete and Timely
Pain Assessment re-evaluation after meds
o Wristbands > 95%*
o Medications > 95%*
Obtaining lab work
Limited CCT corrections with timeliness of correction
Perform and documentation of temperature, pulse, respirations, weight, height, blood pressure and intake and output measurements.
Perform and documentation of Q 15 minute and one-to-one patient monitoring.
Documentation of patient behaviors.
Facilitate and documentation of groups.
Requires compliance with all safety and infection control policies required to provide clean and safe environment and prevent injury to patients, employees, or self.
Knowledge of and understands current JCAHO Standards for the clinical aspect of the department.
Professionally interfaces with fellow employees, physicians, and patients on a continual basis.
Professionally interfaces with external contacts establishing positive relationships with patients, families, and community agencies.
Institutes emergency measures for sudden adverse developments in patientâ™s conditions.
What You Will Need:
Registered Nurse with Associates Degree
Licensed to practice as a Registered Nurse in State of Texas
Board Certification Psychiatric Mental Health Nursing Preferred
Crisis Prevention Institute (CPI) behavioral patient management course Preferred
The Registered Nurse plans, provides, and coordinates nursing practice with psychiatric patients in coordination with other members of the multidisciplinary treatment team. Performs direct patient care activities that are developmental and age specific for the population served; coordinates, supervises and directs those providing care at a novice and advanced beginner level. Provides direct nursing care and supervision of patients including focused nursing assessments, patient education, medication administration, and documentation of care. The Registered Nurse is under the supervision of the Evening Charge Nurse and Nurse Manager. This care is consistent with the hospital accountabilities, Standards of Practice and in support of the Nursing Service and patient care goals. Actual roles and tasks may vary depending upon the unit or department assigned. This position reports to the Nurse Manager.
AdventHealth Greater Orlando (formerly Florida Hospital) is one of the largest faith-based health care providers in the United States. For 150 years, we have carried on a tradition of providing whole-person care that not only addresses patients' physical ailments, but also supports their emotional and spiritual well-being. We demonstrate the same level of compassion and care for our employees as well, doing all that we can to help them realize their full potential – both personally and professionally.